Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I know people say "try around" and "be tough" but sometimes the first one you try is the right one. With my first horse I tried a few, I was a novice kid. But for my second horse we weren't even seriously looking. I saw an ad in the paper, organised a time to see him. He just was right for me at that stage. Training, age, height, price. What more could you want?
As far as colour, and looks in general go, don't buy a horse based on colour unless it's going to be important to the riding you do. You can base on colour if you really want, but if you have limited funds it might be hard finding a horse that is really suitable. However, if you really don't like a colour, or the looks of a horse, then don't buy it. You're going to have to look at it and ride it every day and if you don't like it then it's always going to bother you.